Kul is a 79-year-old man. He and his wife lost their son when he was very young, so they live with their nephew, who helps support them in their old age. Kul and his wife like to exercise, listen to the radio, and take care of the grandnephews and grandnieces.
A year ago, Kul cut his left big toe on a large rock. Due to his diabetic condition, he has poor circulation and the wound on his toe never healed. As a result, Kul developed a chronic infection that has the potential to spread to his leg. Kul visited a local health center for help, and they referred him to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). Upon review, surgeons at CSC determined that Kul’s left foot will need to be amputated.
On April 4th, Kul will undergo this procedure at CSC, which will address his infection, protect his leg, and help ensure he will not need to undergo any major amputations in the future. CSC is requesting $446 for the cost of this surgery and post-operative care. Kul was able to gather $100 to contribute to his care as well.
Kul shared, “It is difficult to lose my foot, but I want to be free of the infection and walk without pain again.”
Kul is a 79-year-old man. He and his wife lost their son when he was very young, so they live with their nephew, who helps support them in t...
Kul underwent life-changing surgery so he can live pain-free.
Kul and his wife traveled two hours to our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre, where he underwent successful surgery to amputate his foot and help him heal. Kul spent several weeks in the hospital while the surgeons monitored his recovery, and he is healing well! The physiotherapy team will help Kul receive a prosthesis if he desires, but in the meantime, they instructed Kul on the proper use of crutches. Kul is thankful to have his wife and nephew as a support system. He looks forward to daily walks with his wife and learning to use the crutches well so he can visit his favorite pagoda.
Kul’s wife said, “We are grateful for the care Kul received and hope he continues to feel better. We are glad that CSC can offer this care to people here and wish to thank the strangers who helped to pay for Kul’s surgery.”
Kul and his wife traveled two hours to our medical partner Children's Surgical Centre, where he underwent successful surgery to amputate his...